The Spiritual Principle: We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children – Lakota Proverb (Native American Indian)
The Jamaican Traditions that we have adopted are:
- Rain Water Harvesting
- Planting according to lunar cycles
- Inter cropping for Pest Control
The Organic System Practices that we use are:
- Clearing only secondary forest. No virgin forest has been destroyed for creating farm land/plots.
- No Burning or Use of Herbicides for land clearing
- Green Liquid Manures and Composting are used to improve soil and plant health
- Organic Pest Control methods
- Crop Rotation and Polyculture
- Renewable energy: Solar and Wind – Our team uses solar energy for lighting in their accommodation and to charge their phones etc
- Row covers to protect crops
- Insect trap to control insects
|We put in the long-term and legacy plants first: Avocado, Ackees, Nutmeg, Pimento, Coffee, Bissy, Cinnamon, Citrus – oranges, grapefruits, limes & lemons.
Our Fruit Forest was next: Cherry, Guava, Lychee, Sweetsop, Naseberry, Soursop, Jackfruit, Ribena Berries, Otaheite Apple, Tamarind, Custard Apple, Starapple, Star Fruit, Guinep & Jimblin.
Then we put in Banana, Plantain, Peppermint, Pomegranate, Yellow Yam, Renta Yam, Sweet Potatoes, Red Peas, Pineapples, Pumpkin, Corn, Okra, Sorrel, Blackberries, Pak Choi, Callaloo, Eggplant and Carrots.
Introducing you to the Community Supported Agriculture(CSA)Movement
The primary means by which we will market our produce is via a modified Community Supported Agriculture group. This is a socio-economic model of agriculture and food distribution. A CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation where the farmer and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production. CSAs began in the early 1960s in Germany, Switzerland, and Japan as a response to concerns about food safety and the urbanization of agricultural land. In the 1960s, groups of consumers and farmers in Europe formed cooperative partnerships to fund farming and pay the full costs of ecologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. The idea took root in the United States sometime in 1984. The concept has been quietly growing in Jamaica since about 2007.
The core design includes developing a cohesive consumer group that is willing to fund the budget of a growing cycle in order to get quality foods. There is a Shared Risk And Reward Agreement, i.e. that the consumers receive what the farmer grows even with the vagaries of seasonal growing. There is weekly delivery, to a central location, of vegetables, fruits and ground provisions.
If you currently buy foodstuff at a local market or supermarket, are not concerned about whether or not they were sprayed with toxic pesticides or grown with chemical fertilizers, willing to put the true cost of food to your healthcare budget, then this may not be an option for you. But if you are concerned about the quality of what you eat, read on.
Advantages for You the Consumer
Advantages for Farmers
Details for the Asante Adonai Modified CSA
Callaloo Corn Pumpkin Green Bananas
Okra Renta Yam Hot Peppers Eggplant
Cho-cho Teas – Peppermint and Comfrey Plantain
From our sister Organic Farm – Zionites, we will include:
Exotic Lettuce Mix Parsley – Flat leafed and Curly
Cilantro Green Bananas Dasheen Coco
Other items will be added as they become available.
We know that this model is not for everyone. Most people want the cheapest food NOW and the most expensive medical care later… but if you see your food as your medicine and your medicine as your food…welcome on board.
We invite you to partner with us “from farm to fork”.
|Call Leahcim and Cecile at 756-1806 or 997-2595 or 383-5627
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